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 Posted: Fri Apr 13th, 2012 10:14 pm
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Here is a photo I found in George Abdill's PACIFIC SLOPE RAILROADS showing a Los Angeles & San Pedro 2-2-0 loco. She was built in 1868 by the Vulcan Machine Works of San Francisco. Enjoy....




This would make a cool model, note that she is standard gauge but would be right at home on a narrow gauge pike. The driver is 62" and note that she has a cowcatcher on the little tender also, indicating that she ran backwards a bit.

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OK, now here's something to ponder

Leading trucks on locomotives are sprung in some manner to pull the driver wheelbase into the curve. This is either by actual springs, or by a bearing shoe going up a slight ramp so that the weight of the loco tends to straighten the truck, or pull the leading drivers over, if that's not possible.

Now since this only has one driving axle, would the piston thrusts cause the loco to "nose" excessively (assuming that the pilot truck is configured as above) or is the pilot truck fixed so that the loco is in effect a long wheelbase four wheel truck? Rather long wheelbase for a short line type operation if this is the case.

The Brit "singles" usually had a four wheel leading truck at least, and possibly a trailing truck also,so would be far less likely to have this problem

You best get busy Woodrow, and build a small one to check this out--but then how will you achieve piston thrusts---problems, problems

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Muj is interested in building a 2-2-0 in HO, after some "discussion", we feel that the motor should be in the tender and the loco a freewheeler. A Bachmann HO trolley car or similar might provide the 4 wheel power truck or Muj has some old Lindsay "ghost" power trucks that may do the job. Then the loco could be hobbled together using this n' that. A single driver powered loco might do good to barely pull itself along, with a tender motor, it might pull a couple of cars. Talks continue.....

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Found this Lehigh Valley 2-2-0 in an old Bof LE journal. It was built by Wm Mason in 1862 and scraped in 1888. Article says it was used on the Pee Wee Local that ran between Mauch Chunk and Glen Onoko. Dont know where these were located.

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Pennsylvania.

http://mauchchunkhistory.com/photo.html

Here's a link to Mauch Chunk history in pictures.



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Man, what a funny looking lokie! It kinda reminds me of what someone would get from ebay. Herb, what do you have to say about this one??

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James, I thought it would be Pa. since the the info was submitted from a gent in Lehighton, Pa.

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Mauch Chunk is a MUST! If any of you get East, this town has it all. A coal mining town that was built in a very steep ravine and would make great prototype inspiration for almost any layout. The town has been forgotten by time as expansion was not topographically possible. Jim Thorp across the river would up with all the growth and of course great yards for handling all the coal.

Woodie--I can just see the LA & SP 2-2-0 with a new stack for the oil burning Mry, The cow catcher 'pruned' to allow for rooster work. Think of the mah you could cram into the reworked tender.

With baited breath--Duncan

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Duncan-you had better let your breath out...these "beasties" couldn't cut it on a railroad with 10% grades! They are neat, maybe Muj will build one sometime..

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Somehow I imagined that if ever a 'new crop' of the fair persuasion were needed for the Gila, that the 2-2-0 with its high steppin' ways would be the perfect conveyance for them into downtown Mogollon.

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